Widow Maker – small stone

Branch
Cracked and broken
Lays in the crook
Of her sister’s arm,
Halfway between
Then and
Gone.

I’m writing small stones as part of the January Mindful Writing Challenge. Feel free to join us.

4 comments for “Widow Maker – small stone

  1. January 7, 2013 at 3:50 am

    I’ve read this stone over several times. Usually a widow maker is a heart attack. The then and gone also makes me think of a tragedy. The words pull me as I try to understand.

    • January 7, 2013 at 1:23 pm

      Barb, we call a broken branch caught in a tree a “widow maker.” But the intention of underlying feeling of tragedy is there.

      • January 9, 2013 at 7:42 pm

        Thank you for your explanation. I came by to read it again.

  2. Mary Sherman
    January 15, 2013 at 2:07 am

    “…then and gone…” – big…big in those 3 words….

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